Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Fourbar Swordtail, Graphium (Pathysa) agetes iponus (Fruhstorfer)

This butterfly is closely related to the Fivebar Swordtail but has a more delicate appearance and is much rarer, confined only to deeply forested and hilly areas. Seasonal, mostly encountered in the months of January till March and therein becoming scarce.

Habitat indicator
RSP
WV
PG
VF
FTR
SC
LWDF
LWPF
LMEF
UMN
MN






x
 x
 x
 x


Frequency observation chart: (S marks the usual occurences, H marks an unusually high occurence, F for first record)
2013
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
S3
S1S3
S1S3
S1

S3



2013
2014
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct



S1HS1HS1S2S1S2S1S2


S3
2014
2015
Nov
Dec
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
June
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec



S1
S1H
S1








2016
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
 S1S3
S3

S1
S1S3
S1






2017
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

 S3
 S1(H)










2018
Jan
Feb
Mac
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec














Above photos all taken on 17 march 2013 @14: 15

Above photo taken on 24 April 2013 @ 12:59


Above 2 photos from 25 August 2013 @ 11:51



After a bout of unexpected cold drafts, the weather took a sudden hot and dry character and it "silenced" the activities. However, these swordtails seem to be suddenly active and were found in numbers in a hill area. Above 3 photos from 18 Feb 2014 @ 15:09


18 Feb 2014 @ 15:34

23 Feb 2014 @ 12:22

01 March 2014 @ 12:14

02 March 2014 @ 13:41

First one of the season - 22 Feb 2015 @ 13:36

14:12

 14:15

14:48
Above photos 30 Jan 2015

31 Jan 2016 @ 14:21

 12:37

 12:39

12:40

 13:16

13:17

 13:18

13:18
Above photos 18 Mac 2017

13:27

14:09
Above photos 25 Mac 2017

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